In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, Kawasaki Motors Malaysia organised a safety campaign at the Sungai Besi toll plaze, south-bound. Now in its third edition, the event was launched by Transport minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The campaign is intended to raise awareness amongst the public on road safety, especially motorcyclists, with the aim of reducing accidents. Additionally, the campaign focuses on safe riding practice, the importance of motorcycle maintenance as well as wearing proper riding gear to increase rider visibility.

During the campaign, riders can visit the Kawasaki booths to obtain a 16-point motorcycle inspection, irrespective of motorcycle brand. Riders will also have the chance to exchange their old helmet for new, and obtain a high visibility jacket.

During the launch, Liow said that in 2016, there were 7,152 fatalities on Malaysian roads. Of this number, 4,485, or 62.7%, were made up of motorcycle riders and pillions.

“This safety campaign by Kawasaki is something that is helpful and necessary to help the government in its mission to reduce road accidents. I hope more corporate entities and private company will be able to contribute in programs like this,” said Liow.